We're pretty excited about our October issue, no doubt about it. It's not often that you get the chance to do something as crazy as putting Charlie Brown and Snoopy on the cover of a motorcycle magazine, so when we got our opportunity, we jumped at the chance. But while we're happy about the way it turned out -- on a heavier cover stock than usual, by the way -- the cover story penned by Craig Schulz is the real gem of this issue. Learn more about that feature and the others below, and don't forget to pick up this collector's edition of Racer X before your newsstand runs out. If you are ready to read the issue right now, subscribe to the digital edition for immediate access.
Fire on the Mountain
The Thunder Valley round of the 2008 AMA Toyota Motocross Championship turned into a historic race as soon as the sun dropped behind the Rocky Mountains. Steve Cox reports. Page 148.
In the Land of Plenty
With deep roots, a huge crowd, and an epic racetrack, July Fourth weekend at Red Bud is the biggest party in American motocross, as our first-time reporter Nick McCabe (and a certain rider) found out. Page 160.
Meet Joe Motocross
For a short time in the ’70s, Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts gang went racing, thanks to Charles Schulz’s son and the author of our cover story, Craig Schulz. Page 172.
Racer X Canada’s Danny Brault reports from north of the border, where hockey may be king but motocross is working hard to secure a seat at the royal table. Page 184.
Out of the Blue
In a summer of standout privateer efforts, the lostand- found Sean Collier came out of nowhere to run at the front of the pack in the AMA Toyota Motocross Championship. Page 194.
No Country for Slow Men
The American motocross circuit is the place to be if you’re a fast rider from Australia or New Zealand, but not every racer from Down Under is finding Chad Reedlike success. Page 202.
The Long Way There
En route to the Las Vegas Supercross, Rupert X. Pellett and the KTM Adventure Tours crew blast through the desert, where they encounter rattlesnakes, insurmountable terrain, and … bachelorettes? Page 260.